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RAPS nutrition standards aim to make students healthier

A mother brings cupcakes to her child’s classroom for a birthday party. Nachos sell like hotcakes at the concession stand during high school athletic events. Students sell candy bars to help pay for a field trip.   More...

Eighteen new teachers welcomed to HLCS

By Cheryl Holladay   Eighteen teachers new to the Houghton Lake Community Schools district met last week to get acquainted with each other and with the district.   More...

Special Sections

News

Beter than a plaque

During their Aug. More...

Coker sentenced to prison for crash

A Mt. Pleasant man was sentenced to prison Aug. 17 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with a Dec. 23, 2009, one-car accident that resulted in the death of a St. Helen man.   More...

Vandals damage truck, home

Vandalism was reported at two locations in Roscommon Township last weekend.   On Aug. 21, a Macomb resident reported someone had thrown rocks to break the rear window of his pickup truck while it was parked at the Navajo Trading Post. More...

Editorial

Healthy Priority

The news that Roscommon Area Public Schools is participating in a pilot program to improve students’ nutrition and health is welcome news.   More...

Defending First Amendment rights is different from endorsing the message

Inside the First Amendment

Whether or not a Muslim community center and mosque in New York City is built near the former World Trade Center site remains to be seen. More...

Lives, words often need correction

I rarely assemble a page of this newspaper without the proofreaders finding errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, typing or even fact (often in something I’ve written). More...

Outdoors

St. Helen’s Team Ayres finishes 13th in state walleye tourney

The husband and wife fishing team of Bill and Bernadine Ayres of St. Helen recently returned home from the State Championship from the Michigan Walleye Tour.   More...

Open house to focus on boat launch plans

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment will host an open house to discuss the redevelopment of the boating access site at South Higgins Lake State Park Sept. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Early goose season starts Sept. 1

Canada goose hunting season opens statewide Sept. 1.   Early goose season, designed to target resident giant Canada geese, runs through Sept. 10 in the Upper Peninsula and in Huron, Tuscola and Saginaw counties, and through Sept. More...

Happenings

Crespo to enter Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Roscommon resident David Crespo Jr. has been accepted to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City for the fall 2010 semester. More...

Nelsons to kick off KCPA 2010-11 season

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Legend Ricky Nelson will bring the music of the late Ricky Nelson to the stage of the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts Sept. More...

Weather favors 21st Higgins Awareness Day

The 21st annual Higgins Lake Awareness Day held Aug. 7 at the MacMullan Center proved to be a successful fundraiser and donor appreciation day for the Higgins Lake Foundation. More...

Features

Leaking oil well capped in Deadstream

An abandoned oil well located in the Deadstream Swamp in Sec. 6 of Roscommon County’s Lake Township was recently plugged and capped through the joint efforts of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the U.S. More...

Final: Reese 22, Houghton Lake 14

Visit www.facebook.com/Resorter for updates from tonight's 7 p.m. contest with Reese. More...

Roscommon vs. Grayling - FINAL - Grayling 54, Roscommon 12 - Free Access

Grayling scores first - then adds another to lead after first quarter. The Vikes add another TD in the second quarter. -- Grayling adds another score when Riley Zigila breaks free for a 63 yard run. More...

Village manager leaving post

Tom Gromek, Roscommon Village Manager since February, 2008, will leave that position next month.   More...

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ Saturday

Roscommon Township will host its first “Movie in the Park” night at Skinner Park, located on Knapp Road, Aug. 28.   The free movie, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” will begin at about 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:   More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 17:   Samantha J. Bourget, 21, Roscommon, stood mute to charges of delivery/ manufacture of marijuana and maintaining a drug house. A pretrial was set for Sept. 21. More...

Sports

Moloney wins Michigan MMA debut

By Mike Metzger   Former Houghton Lake High School student and resident, Ryan Moloney recently won his first officially sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Ground and Pound Promotion’s “Battle at the Bonfire” Aug. More...

Buck soccer team experiences first game jitters at Gladwin

“We played terrible in the first half,” said Roscommon varsity soccer Coach Roy Gurk, “It definitely looked like the first game of the year.”   By the end of the first half, the visiting Bucks were down 4-1 to Northern More...

Korbinski earns first top five feature finish at Dixie Speedway

Prudenville’s Nicole Korbinski earned her first top five finish in a feature event Aug. 20 at Birch Run’s Dixie Motor Speedway.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Hard work, passion make Lincoln exhibition success

The opening reception for the national traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”, was held Aug. 21 at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Consolidation leader: Group was organized

Citizens for Township Consolidation has been working in an effort to reduce duplication of services, within the four townships surrounding Houghton Lake: Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon, to reduce cost to taxpayers. More...

End food commercials during children’s TV programming

For some time, we have heard how America is obese. What do we do? We talk about it while we continue to promote the problem. More...

Religion & Family

McCauleys celebrate 50 years

Jack and Ruth McCauley of Houghton Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 10, 2010.   They celebrated at a luncheon with their family June 11 in Portage and with friends July 18 at the Willow Tree Restaurant, West Branch.   More...

HOLMAN FAMILY REUNION

For the fourth consecutive year, the Holmans held their annual family reunion at the Windemere Lodge on the east shore of Houghton Lake. More...

Strocks reach 30-year mark

Mr. and Mrs. David Strock, Defiance, OH, will celebrate their 30th anniversary next week.   David Strock and the former Charlene LaRue Andrews were married Aug. 30, 1980, at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Defiance, OH, by the Rev. More...

Education

Rotary Scholarships

Five scholarships were given away by the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake to recent Houghton Lake High School graduates. More...

RES renovations nearly complete

“It’s a lot lighter, brighter, happier place in there,” Roscommon Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Millie Mellgren said of Roscommon Elementary School as an addition and renovation project near completion.   More...

NCACU SCHOLARSHIP

North Central Area Credit Union offers a scholarship program to second year college students. More...

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